The husband and I are travelling to Gold Coast/Brisbane from 30 October - 4 November '13. I've done some research and would love to get inputs and feedbacks from you guys about my itinerary.
30 Oct (Wed)
Touch down in Gold Coast Airport in the morning.
Spend the day on Surfers Paradise/ Beachfront Markets & maybe Jupiters.
31 Oct (Thurs)
A day in Movie World & spend the evening in the Fright Night, return by Gold Coast Shuttle.
**I came across a couple poor reviews about the Fright Night and I do understand Australia doesn't celebrate Halloween but just wondering if there other places where I can go to sink into a little Halloween mood? Not the 'trick or treat with kids but maybe just some costume parties.
1 Nov (Fri)
Travel to Brisbane, shop at Queen's Street Mall.
**What else should I look out for other than the Southbanks & the Mall?
2 Nov (Sat)
Moreton Island Eco Trip with Moreton Island Adventures. After arriving in Brisbane, travel back to Surfers Paradise & check-in hotel.
**Are there any highly recommended restaurants in Brisbane or Surfer Paradise to celebrate my birthday? Need not be classy or expensive, but maybe somewhere unusual? :)
3 Nov (Sun)
Spend the day in Surfer's Paradise.
**Any accessible(by public transport) National Parks/ places I can spend the day in?
4 Nov (Mon)
Depart for morning flight.
Also, I'm wondering if it is more convenient to travel directly to Brisbane after I touch down at Gold Coast on the first day (30 Oct), then travel to Movie World (31 Oct) & Moreton Island (1 Nov) from there then come back to Gold Coast on 1 Nov evening?
Or even, if I should just make Surfers Paradise as my 'base' and do Brisbane as day trip, then look for a tour operator that travels to Moreton Island from Gold Coast ?
Do advise if any of the routes or days are too busy?